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V.A. - L'Arbre d'un Train [BKTR007]


Published October 17, 2005


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_L'Arbre d'un Train_, a compilation.

Pretty. Sad. Lovely. There's just enough variation to both make you want to fall asleep to it and make you want to open your ears up in amazement. With the first sign of autumn, we use music to remember our lost years, and we do not forget our happiest days.

Featuring netaudio legends Grandma (Monotonik, Khonnor of Type Records), Proswell (of Merck Records), Sense (Neo Ouija and Eem records), Transient (Monotonik, Miasmah, Camomille), Xerxes (Hellven, Camomille, Apegenine), a slew of other netlabel popstars (Valisproject, 143, Kaneel, Imtech, and Blisaed) and brilliant rising talent (Xtatic, Mike Shusta, Troupe, Nil, Valzi, Fah, Mister Cat, Sunburn, Malmen, Nick Beman, and Insektr.)

Nearly eight months in the making, _L'Arbre d'un Train_ is well worth the wait.


3 - Xerxes - Lo-fi Beauty
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
8 - Proswell - Dorkqs
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Run time 83:49

Reviews

Reviewer: OverCoat - - August 17, 2008
Subject: Still one of my faves
Nearly 3 years after its release, it's still one of my most favourite albums. The tracks here are some of the best from the artists featured, particularly transient, xerxes, grandma, kaneel, troupe, and proswell :D

Thanks for a great comp.
Reviewer: clouddead - - July 8, 2007
Subject: pretty....
I really enjoyed khonnor's track, "holy moon", as well as transient's "droplets". both have this sort of nostalgic quality to them, I think.
Reviewer: aerotone - - October 26, 2005
Subject: Thanks I am happy.
Damn, I really like this one. Took a while to finally find this kind of music again. Good to see that not only the established netartist are here.
I definately need more of this!

aerotone
Reviewer: Zig.of.Norway - - October 19, 2005
Subject: The Backtracks are coming!
With a lineup of both well-known and unknown artist this compilation promises to be interesting. I'm glad to say that it keeps it's promise. Varying from smooth ambience to more distorted beat-driven melodies, it somehow manages to tickle me in the right spots throughout the entire release. Combined with the fact that the tracks fit together perfectly, this not only makes it usable as a soundtrack to daily life, but also as a listening experience. It sort of reminds me of the Intelligent Toys compilations on Sutemos. I wouldn't say that about many compilations, but this one deserve it.

There is one thing that bothers me though: In all this well and goodness i keep longing for the really GREAT track. The track that grabs you and holds you, and never really looses it's grip. "Saturnine", "This Is", "Post Card Sent From A Plane Crash" and "The Grain of Truth" all have the material but don't really make it.

But hey, it's not like I'm complaining. I'm just saying that if there just was a liiittle more greatness, this very good release would be given free tickets to netlabel heaven.

Now get downloading!
Reviewer: Evilgenius7 - - October 18, 2005
Subject: L'arbre d'un train
This is a great collection of ambient songs with some drum 'n bass. they are quite soothing to the mind and are beautifully put together.
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